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Edgar Degas. Three Dancers with Hair in Braids (detail), c. 1900. BF143. Public Domain.

New Online Courses

This spring, we're offering new online courses to enjoy from home. As you can see, we'll have courses running every day of the week.

Scholarships
are available.

June Classes

Mondays, 1 – 2:30pm

3-D/4-D: Sculpture 1850 to the Present

Explore the intersections between traditional sculpture and contemporary performance, video, and conceptual art.

Amedeo Modigliani. Head (detail), 1911–1912. A249. Public Domain.

Tuesdays, 1 – 2:30pm

Matisse and His Palette of Objects

Curator Ellen McBreen brings to light the deeply personal objects that so often found their way into Matisse’s paintings.

Henri Matisse. Studio with Goldfish, 1912. BF569. © 2020 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30am

The Intensive Practice of Meditation and Close Looking

This course bolsters mindfulness through close-looking and deep concentration on works of art.

Aristodimos Kaldis. Absorbing Art, 1941. BF988. © 2020 Estate of Aristodimos Kaldis

Wednesdays, 1 – 3pm

Post-Impressionism in the Barnes Collection

Survey key post-impressionist paintings by Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cézanne, and more to explore the divergent directions of the Parisian avant-garde in the late 19th century.

Georges Seurat. Models, 1886–1888. BF811. Public Domain.

Thursdays, 1 – 3pm

American Art in the Barnes Collection

Get acquainted with Pippin, Demuth, Glackens, and more in the context of the collection as well as the broader scope of 20th-century American art.

Maurice Brazil Prendergast. Beach and Two Houses (detail), c. 1918. BF557. Public Domain.

Fridays, 1 – 3pm

Art and Splendor in Ancient Rome

With Dr. Barnes’s collection of antiquities as a starting point, this course explores the major artistic and architectural moments of the Roman Empire.

The Arena of Pula, Croatia, c. 1st century CE. Photo by Kaelin Jewell